Exeter Beekeepers

Exeter Beekeepers - a Branch of Devon Beekeepers Association.

New Beekeepers, second practical!
Beginners Course - Putting it into practice!
Devon Beekeepers Association is a Registered Charity - Number 270675 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  welcome to the Exeter Branch

"Our first Apiary Meeting is on Saturday 30th April and will be used for collecting bee samples for Nosema Testing - come along and practice before collecting from your own hives for the following weekend!"


The 2016 Nosema Day is on Saturday 7th May from 0930 at Magdalen Court School, Victoria Park Rd, Exeter, EX2 4NU. This is a great opportunity to check the health of your colonies at the start of a new summer season. See more details on the right. N.B. the 7th MAY is the new date with new location.It is NOT the 14th May and Clyst St George location shown in the DBKA magazine.


One of our Members, David Stevenson, has kindly donated 6 new books to the EBKA Library - see books highlighted in yellow on the link on the 'Membership' page. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

BEE SAFARI! David Packham, Bee Inspector, has very kindly agreed to run a Bee Safari for newer beekeepers on Wednesday 25th May - ideal candidates will be those who attended the Beginners' Class during the winter of 2014/15 and have kept bees for approximately a year. Places are limited to about 6 people on these very popular events so book early. David accompanies the group around each of their apiaries providing feedback on your hives and very valuable tuition in a small group. Please contact Melvyn Boote on bootes16@btinternet.com to request a place. See background details on Bee Safaris on the right.


SPRAYING? Do you need to spray your fields and want to warn local beekeepers? Please contact our Spray Liaison Coordinator via the 'Contacts' page.


New forms for the Membership to the Exeter BeeKeepers' Association for 2016 are now available. Remember membership includes attendance at EBKA (and all other Devon meetings), Apiary meetings, and Insurance for your precious colonies. Good value indeed! 2016 Membership forms on the right. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Discovered a swarm of bees and would appreciate some advice - then 'phone our Swarm Coordinator on 07760 920 602 for the name of a local contact. PLEASE read our 'Swarms' page first (see link on the left), and PLEASE remember our Members are all volunteers and have to make their own decision on whether they can help. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________